With NRF PROTECT quickly approaching, the LPRC team is making final preparations for next week’s west coast trip! We look forward to sharing our latest research, projects, and much more with members and non-members alike. Here are 5 easy ways for the LPRC community to get involved with our team at NRF PROTECT:

1) View our Research Agenda
Learn about our current research initiatives by visiting the 2019 Research Agenda on our website. This interactive page gives a quick overview of the projects for this year, and you can further explore the content by linking to our improved Knowledge Center.

2) Opening Party
Our team will be at this year’s Opening Party Tuesday night donning the most vibrant Hawaiian shirts (with a hint of Floridian inspiration to boot). Meet us at the Grand Plaza in the Anaheim Convention Center for both work and play.

3) Visit our Booth
Join our team at Booth #945 to discuss our ongoing research projects, new initiatives, and upcoming IMPACT conference. Many of our BOA members will also be in attendance. They will be visiting our booth to greet attendees, and answer any questions regarding the LPRC and why they are a part of our research and results community. Those joining us include:



Brian Bazer,  Rue21





John Voytilla, Party City





Rick Peck, Marmaxx





Ken Peschier, Dollar General





Scott Ziter, Price Chopper Supermarkets






Joe Coll, Macy’s



4) Attend our sessions

Our team has two sessions in store:

LPRC Director Read Hayes, PhD will lead a session on facial recognition alongside Robert Oberosler, LP professional. They will explore how matching real time images to previous images using computer vision and deep learning could be a new, powerful tool for retailers.

Director of Research, Mike Giblin will direct a session with Laura Lasko, Senior Corporate Investigator of Retail Asset Protection at Wakefern Food Corp. They will discuss technology’s welcomed impact on labor cost and the most effective ways to use technology to advance the labor force.

5) Product Protection Working Group Summit

Our Product Protection Working Group will host its annual summit for members June 13th, at NRF Protect. Join us to learn more about our research agenda and future initiatives at our breakout sessions and project discussions.

Registration is now open to both retail members and solution partners!

Due to limited space, only 1 attendee per solution partner member may register for the Summit.